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Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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Egg patterns, beadhead PT, GR hares ear, beadhead green weenie.

Posted on: 3/11 21:11
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Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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Sucker Spawn. I have a hard time not using yellow or pale yellow. I was parked on top of a pool of fresh stockers a few years ago. For stockies, Don Douple said to use chartruse, like a green weenie. I had a few different colored sucker spawn to try as an experiment. I went back and forth with the green sucker spawn but didn't do as well as with the pale yellow. The pale pink seemed to work about as well, and better than the brighter pink. Water was clear and the sun was out, so lighter colors might have made sense. More color and the darker pink or green would have been better. I just have not found anything to work as well as sucker spawn. My go to for early trout, both wild and stocked. It, trailed by a sz. 18 P.T. nymph is my go-to for wild fish. They are usually eating one or the other.

But if it's at all sizable DHALO water, like Oil Creek, I opt for spinners in the first week or 2. It's just too fun and easy.

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Posted on: 3/11 22:16


Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets frustrated when a freshly stocked trout refuses a perfectly drifted nymph. After two trips I haven't been able to catch very many on my go-to patterns, and the only fly I got consistent results on was an orange glow bug. They wouldn't take my beloved frenchies either :(

Posted on: 3/12 10:06


Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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black flashy buggers...like size 10-12..
greenie weenies...
give em' a few weeks until they adjust and then head out at dusk with griffith's gnats. you can usually find a few risers. they cant help themselves.

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Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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Did well yesterday on week old stockies--every one of them took the same fly--red san juan worm. ymmv.


Posted on: 3/12 11:54


Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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I have a whole slew of water bugs. Tan and brown that look like pellets. Never fails always works to put fish in the pan off of stocked water early in the season. Almost as much fun as worm and 1/4 inch bolt fishing. Actually it's more fun cuz at least I'm still wave'n a fly rod around.

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Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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Egg/sucker spawn
San Juan worm
Wooly Bugger
Copper John

Those are my go to patterns for freshly stocked fish. I typically start with a pink ducker spawn with a trailing San Juan worm.

Posted on: 3/20 12:49


Re: Favorite Pattern for Fresh Stocked Trout

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I have great luck with a cream colored woolly bugger.

Posted on: 3/20 21:10



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